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ART 139 Drawing and Contemporary Art In NYC (3 credits)

This course is about the making of art and the criteria used to evaluate the art by the people who make it and the gallery directors who sell it. Working in New York City will include drawing in the subway system, Central Park, on the streets and in the museums. The focus of the work produced is to explore one’s experience of the urban environment, including the vibrancy, immediacy and scale, through picture making. The course will also explore the contemporary art scene in New York City including visits to the uptown galleries, the Chelsea district and alternative areas in Brooklyn, the South Bronx and the East Village. This course may be taken as an independent study.